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Students in the Department of Applied Environmental Science (AES) can earn degrees in Environmental Science, Technology & Policy (BS), Environmental Studies (BA) and Environmental Science (MS).

Our students are prepared for rewarding careers after being directly immersed in environmental projects in our local communities. Throughout their studies, students gain marketable technical and soft skills in fields from environmental resource assessment and management to environmental outreach and sustainability. Our graduates have successfully pursued careers in their fields in Monterey County, across California and beyond. Our faculty provide research and community engagement opportunities for students in watershed science, applied ecology and wildlife biology, environmental education, sustainability, and advanced geospatial technologies.

Applied Environmental Science News

  • DoD Grant to Help Advance Fog Research at CSUMB

    SEASIDE, Ca., Sept. 10, 2019 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) College of Science Professor Dan Fernandez has secured a Department of Defense (DoD) grant that will help fund enhanced technology used in fog collection research at CSUMB.

  • The School of Natural Sciences transforms into Three New Departments Beneath the College of Science

    The School of Natural Sciences was once home to four undergraduate majors and two graduate programs: Environmental Science, Technology & Policy (BS), Marine Science (BS, MS), Biology (BS), Environmental Studies (BA) and Environmental Science (MS). With a growing student body and a desire to meet the needs of all students, this large academic unit recently split into three new departments under the College of Science.

  • Recent Graduate Currently Serving as NASA DEVELOP Research Participant

    Arev Markarian, a recent graduate of the Applied Marine and Watershed Science master’s program, is currently serving as a DEVELOP Research Participant at NASA Ames Research Center. The NASA DEVELOP National Internship Program utilizes interdisciplinary research projects to address environmental, public policy, and community concerns across the globe.

  • Graduate Student Defends Thesis on Bioassessment Tools for Non-perennial Rivers and Streams

    Matthew Robinson, current Applied Marine and Watershed Science student, recently defended his Master’s thesis.

Applied Environmental Science

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